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Virtual Backpack ~ April 16, 2018

Click on Weekly Flyers on Left to view flyers on items below.




Third Quarter Honor Students


Gr. 8 1st Honors

Gr. 7 1st Honors

Gr. 8 2nd Honors

Gr. 7 2nd Honors

Kylie Asselin

Ashtyn Anderson

Matt Allen

Ben Carpenter

Henry Biesanz

A.J. Atayi

Alex Cann

Ian Engel

Meleana Boer

Angelo Badami

Drake Gilbride

Anthony Evans

Quincy Cervantes

Charli Brusnahan

Avery Kinnison

Lexi Kreikemeier

Niamh Corrigan

Sam Cihunka

Anna Krupka

Ethan Pleshek-Humpal

Aryn Durr

Nora Corrigan

Kyleigh Monaghan

Jackson Smith-Cote

Ella Fitzpatrick

Danielle Cutsor

Austin Schwarz

Steven Avalos

Riley Fritz

Ella Daly

Austin Shiner

Joie Ferrara

Kit Hamilton

Claire Dlouhy

Libby Hubschman


Brad Harrison

Lucy Euteneuer

Kylie Laferriere


Andrew Joppa

Sean Fenoglio

Jake Orr


Makayla Kennedy

Sarah Fenton

Hope Simpson


Stephen Kimminau

Gabby Freemont

Will Sprakel


Samantha Kluthe

Jack Gillogly



Bailey Kollasch

Elle Glenn



Marcus Kriener

Lucy Hall



Emily Lamoureux

Bria Hamilton



Sophia Mace

Gracie Jensen



Emily Mordeson

Nile Langenfeld



Faith Morrison

Timmy Lonergan



Skylar Needham

Lily Maxey



Tyler Phillips

Anne Maxwell



Karina Rief

Lukas Phillips



Lexus Tenorio

Sofia Qumsieh



Anastasia Wewel

Adam Ramasute



Matty Wilmes

Zoey Rauterkus



Regan Wolff

Ben Rheinheimer




Anika Richards




Emma Robinson




Jenna Robinson




Reagan Rosenbaum




Sara Steinbruck




Zac Swanson




Grant Wagner




Lydia Wagner




Ashley Walsh




Kellen Wilkins




Megan Wilkins




Wyatt Yetter




Creighton Prep Invitational

Congrats to the following 7th grade students who competed at

the Creighton Prep Invitational.

Jack Gillogy, Grant Wagner, Adam Ramasute,

Nile Langenfeld, Steven Avalos

Our group placed 2nd out of 20 teams (85 individuals).

Well done!


Duke Talent Identification Program

Each year, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)

gives select 7th grade students the opportunity take the SAT or ACT

and participate in summer programs.  Congratulations to the following students

who were eligible and who chose to participate.


Charli Bresnahan

Nora Corrigan

Ella Daly

Sean Fenoglio

Jack Gillogly

Nile Langenfeld

Jackson Smith-Cote


Professor Miller Scholarship

Jacob Lamoureux is this year’s recipient of the Music in Catholic School

Professor Miller Scholarship. 



What are you waiting for????

Have you registered for the SJS 2nd Annual 5K yet?  No….well why not?  This is THE EVENT you don’t want to miss.  With your registration you get a great environment to walk/run, a great school community to walk/run with, a t-shirt (that can also be used for spirit days) and a free lunch afterwards.  What are you waiting for? 

Get registered now @ 

Due to lack of interest the 5k training has been cancelled.



Volunteer Opportunities!

There are volunteer opportunities being added daily to iVolunteer.  

Below are just a few opportunities.

Cafeteria volunteers to help wash tables/rinsing trays

Confirmation Reception

5K help make our 2nd annual 5k another huge hit by volunteering @

Grade 8 Graduation Social


Omaha’s Choice Awards

Omaha World Herald is once again taking votes for favorite businesses in Omaha.  You can log in @ and go to the education section and vote for SJS.  Voting can be done daily until April 22nd.  Not only can SJS win but there are great prizes for voters also!


Support Our School!

Angelo Badami (7th Grade) will be selling school spirit paracord bracelets on Tuesday, April 17th before and after school in the main lobby.  Bracelets are $5 each.  Angelo is donating back all proceeds to SJS!

Get your bracelet and show your school spirit!!!!!


~April Menu


~April Spotlight Skills: This month we will focus on building the skill 'Accepting Criticism or a Consequence.' Criticism and consequences are a part of everyone's life. Students might hear criticism from others as a result of behavior or work habits. Sometimes students use behaviors that result in consequences. This month we will encourage students to work on positive ways to accept criticism and consequences. Below are the steps to practice this skill with your children at home: 

Accepting Criticism or a Consequence

  1. Look at the person.
  2. Say “Okay.”
  3. Stay calm.

~Home and School

April Home and School Happenings

Home & School                

If you would like to be more involved with HSA next year please contact Crystal Anderson as we have some committee spots to fill

1st Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon April 17th   

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 1st grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.

Confirmation Receptions

April 20th SEA – April 27th SJ - Receptions are being planned immediately following Confirmation Masses at both St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann. It is our hope that this tradition will continue, with the 6th and 7th grade families planning for the event and then being able to relax and enjoy the evening when their son or daughter is confirmed in 8th grade.

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! Parents + School = Winning Team!


~Morning Drop Off Just a reminder, there is no adult supervision prior to 7:40 a.m.  Students should not be dropped off earlier than 7:40 a.m. 

~Registration for Vacation Bible Fun (June 25-29) hast started!

The theme for Vacation Bible Fun this year is Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus. We will explore how Jesus rescues us when we are worried, lonely, struggling, when we do wrong and when we are powerless.

Vacation Bible Fun 2018:  June 25th - 29th 9:00 am to noon (M-Th)

9:00am to 11am (Fri) at St. James /Seton School

● Any child entering Pre-K-4th grade in the Fall of 2018 are welcome to attend!


● Students entering 5th grade – 8th grade in the Fall of 2018 may apply to be a Student Aide in one of the VBF areas.


● Soon to be graduates, high school students, and adults are also needed as classroom Teachers and Adult Helpers. No experience is necessary…all the materials and plenty of guidance are provided!


● Program will be Thursday at 6:30pm.  All students will decorate a t-shirt (provided by parents) to wear at the program.


● Teachers, adult helpers, coordinators, & aides are asked to attend informational meeting on June 12th at 6:00pm/6:20pm at SEA


All registration forms (including volunteer forms) are available at St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann’s in the foyer of the church or can be found on our website:

All completed forms can be mailed in to Crystal Anderson 7405 N 108th ST, Omaha 68142 or dropped off to the SJS office Attn: VBF Addison Anderson 302.  Please contact Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), Jen List (402-250-0775) or April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or email at with any questions.  

Registration ends May 18th

~SEA is holding server training for students in grade 5-7th on Saturday, April 21, Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 20th.  See attached form to get signed up. 

~SJS Volleyball Parents, The volleyball program is open to all 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who attend St. James / Seton (SJS) School or are Home School students in the St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann parishes.  


If your daughter(s) elects to go out for St. James / Seton Volleyball this fall; the registration process including the medical statement and payment of the participation fee will need to be completed online (debit/credit card via PayPal; note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online).  Note: register and pay the participation fee by May 15th and you save $20!!!


An optional informational meeting for parents only will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM at the St. James / Seton school gym.  A reference document (Volleyball Parent Handbook – 2018) is attached and such items within the document will be discussed during the meeting.


Evaluations will be held in May and players will need to supply their own knee pads during evaluations.  For updated information regarding evaluation dates and times for each grade, please go to SJS Athletics (link) web site and click on the volleyball link in the top right hand side of the screen.  Evaluation dates and times for each pertinent grade are listed.  

If you have questions, contact TJ Burbridge at 402-689-6922,


~SJS Summer Art Camp Mrs. Smith will be hosting art camp for students entering grades 4-8 in the fall of 2018.  For all the details regarding the camp and how to get signed up see attached flyer


~Summer Bridge Books we are once again offering the Summer Bridge books.  You can find the order form here


~TAGG’s Spring into Summer School Contest runs April 15 – May 15.  The TAGG app can be used to support the school year-round, but from 4/15-5/15, you can help the school WIN even more than just donations!  To see how the contest works check out details @



Community News


~First National Bank is sponsoring Creighton Softball Saturday, April 14th.  To get your voucher, for up to six, go to:

~Marian is hosting a 7th-Grade Trivia Night on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. specifically for girls currently in seventh grade!

The trivia will consist of pop culture questions—movies, music, books, tv shows, etc. Snacks and prizes provided!  The cost is $10, and registration is available online only. Click here to reserve your spot today! Please register by Thursday, April 19.

Start planning your summer now with Marian’s 2018 Summer Camps. There is something for every age and interest!  Camps include: art, basketball, coding, golf, soccer, softball, speech & acting, and volleyball. For more information, visit

~Prosanctity is sponsoring Camp Fun & Faith for girls.  For details on camp and how to get signed up log into

~Roncalli Jr. Pride is taking registrations see information @  To see summer camps listing go to

~Skutt Registration is open for our summer camps, with opportunities for kids age 5-14.  Please help us promote our summer camps and programs by telling people about our camp registration website: and sharing the attached flyer.


Skutt Catholic High School Presents “Anything Goes”.  April 26-27, May 3-5 @ 7:30 May 6 @ 2:00 p.m.  Plan now to attend!

~Wesleyan Summer Reading Programs a list of all their programs can be found @


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